Va. gov: NC mulls tolling I-95 south of border

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says that as Virginia proceeds with efforts to levy Interstate tolls at the North Carolina line, North Carolina may respond in kind.

McDonnell said on his monthly radio program WRVA in Richmond and the Virginia News Network that he still backs the I-95 tolling idea at Virginia's southern border.

The Republican governor noted, however, that North Carolina is considering tolling the nation's primary East Coast traffic artery on its side of the line.

North Carolina is doing a 2-year study of I-95's needs on 182 miles between Virginia and South Carolina including funding. Among the ideas is tolling at Carolina's state lines and elsewhere.

Virginia would have to obtain federal approval to toll an existing Interstate.

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